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Hikkaduwa Beach

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Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After 22 hours journey, we reached Colombo. We took a cab from airport to railway station, which was 2800 rupees + 300 rupees for toll. Not cheap, but we were tired and just want yo get to our hotel. Due to traffic jam it took...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KlemenKras
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice low key place. Beach is fab with many bars and restaurants running along it. When you get off the train turn left not right left is direction for small town centre bars and hotels This place is 20 min from Galle and a nice...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Brenno3305
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great beach, great atmosphere, loads of eateries; beer etc. Fantastic sun set if you’re luck enough, not over crowded, good for snorkelling

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LISWA999
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Arrived here for 2 weeks at the beginning of Feb 2019. We found the beach nice and when calm it’s lovely to go in the sea but be careful the waves can get really big a strong! Losing your bikini haha! It wasn’t the most...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Indiboo5
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful and unbelievable, but waves are so big sometimes for extreme people I think) a lot of good restaurants

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank missappolinariya
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As said above this was our second favourite beach we visited in Sri Lanka , only bettered by Unawatuna . There are plenty of decent beach bars along the beach with a different one holding a party every evening

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sam27388
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You won't find a sea of Sun beds here. Much more rustic but delightful. No constant sellers but the odd coconut/pineapple man. The king coconuts (orange in colour)are full of tasty refreshing juice. There is an area with a lot of palms populate with Europeans...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank T327EFdavidm
Reviewed 1 week ago

we have stayed at Hikkaduwa every January for the past five years, we love spending time there, the weather is alway good, lovely shops and we are able to get everything we need, however the beach can get busy at times, so you need to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shanti M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing clean beach.There are lot of places to eat and drink all along the beach.It's safe and easy to swim also.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alosmith592
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If everywhere are surfers and big waves, this is a safe place for little kids, the left side is shielded by the rocks so the sea is excellent for families, but not only. And you may see the turtles there, almost every time.

Date of experience: February 2019
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December 9, 2018|
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Response from manel777 | Reviewed this property |
Yes its safe for a solo woman.A lot of cafes and bars in the area where you can meet peoole.nice beach.
Louise D
June 21, 2018|
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Response from panarama222 | Reviewed this property |
We snorkeled right off the main beach, towards the left if you're facing the ocean. Just walk out and swim over, you don't need anyone to take you. Enjoy!
May 22, 2018|
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Response from thatnameistaken679 | Reviewed this property |
The days were sunny and fine. When it rained in the evening we went for food and a glass of something cold!